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Resurrection: A Pendrith Joll novel Warwick Gibson

Resurrection: A Pendrith Joll novel

Warwick Gibson

Published 2013
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Paperback
255 pages
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Something went wrong during Pendrith Jolls last tour of duty in Afghanistan. And he wont talk about it. The six years since have been spent as an itinerant farm worker in New Zealands Waikato district. During a strange encounter with an attractiveMoreSomething went wrong during Pendrith Jolls last tour of duty in Afghanistan. And he wont talk about it. The six years since have been spent as an itinerant farm worker in New Zealands Waikato district. During a strange encounter with an attractive European special agent hes told to, settle down or get back on the horse!Then he gets a message from his old SAS boss. A code Tau. The death of their own in suspicious circumstances. Spurred by the woman agents words, he rejoins the New Zealand SAS for a covert grey operation. A shadowy East European figure is mining South Borneo diamond fields to fund terrorist activities.Because of his previous experience in the area, Pendrith leads a reconnaissance squad into the jungles of Central Kalimantan. Theyre equipped with PR7 rifles. Prototype weapons decades ahead of their time. Arms maker Heckler and Koch will deny all knowledge of them.Then some of his team are captured. Hopelessly outnumbered, the rest go up against a mixed force of Spetsnaz and local mercenaries. A wounded Pendrith fights to get to the airfield next to the mine. He might just be able to send a signal that will bring the main force plummeting out of the dawn in a HA/LO drop.Stephen Stratford (manuscript assessor and Montana Book Award panelist) says of the book (personal email): I am impressed. It is an exciting read, with gripping action scenes and strong characters. Very convincing, very Lee Child.This is Warwick Gibsons seventh book. Earlier awards include Best NZ Book in category in 2007, best science-fiction short story in New Zealand in 2011 (ConteXT competition), and runner up in the Morrieson Awards in 2012.The authors extensive martial arts experience shows in the wonderfully realistic fight scenes. Resurrection is his crossover novel, designed to appeal to a wide audience.